Another Air Medal Theory

#1ajstcbPosted 8/24/2010 11:46:29 AM
Since haven't seen anyone confirm other theories out there, I've wondered if it is like the
Steel Shark Medal (play thru all missions DD or CA)- Play thru all missions w/ CV for award.
I have yet to try, anybody confirm/deny?
"May the excessive force be with you"
~Sledge Hammer
#2tankboyPosted 8/24/2010 12:54:24 PM
No, it definitely takes less than all missions to get the Air Medal.

It takes many more than 10 missions (despite the in-game description).
It takes less than 100 missions.
The current theory that I find most believable is that it takes 10 consecutive story-mode missions.

I don't have an easy way to test this right now, because I don't have any saves without the medal, so I'll have to start a new game from scratch, and it will take a while before I can get a CV that can survive 10 missions. I don't see having that kind of time for at least a few weeks...

But thanks for trying to come up with ideas. Any suggestions or experiments are definitely appreciated!
#3I_ROOLPosted 8/24/2010 1:11:42 PM
Shouldn't take too long. Rush through it once, as Tsukuba, then do it on your second playthrough.
#4ElessarPosted 8/28/2010 7:39:55 PM
I have a file without the medal and I'm starting a new run and I might as well try to do it while only using a carrier. It might take a while if it really is ten missions in a row because you have to use a sub now and then.

I'm taking Tsukuba as my adjutant and I've gotten to the first sub-only mission. No medal yet, but it's only been six missions or so.
#5ajstcb(Topic Creator)Posted 8/28/2010 9:43:02 PM
Just awarded at ten story missions in a row. Hitting sub mission restarted count; tried different combinations (training, inferno) at each sub break but it took ten story missions for award. I was on Braun route.
"May the excessive force be with you"
~Sledge Hammer
#6ElessarPosted 8/29/2010 8:13:03 AM
So that's how it is.

I've just sunk the Archaeopteryx in.... Eur-G-310, I think is the map. Looks like I'm not getting this medal for a while since there's a sub mission in the middle of the Mediterranean campaign. The way those sub missions are distributed, they might as well have made the requirement "Complete a campaign using only aircraft carriers." That would've been straightforward, at least.
#7tankboyPosted 8/29/2010 8:47:26 AM
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#8tankboyPosted 8/29/2010 8:48:33 AM
ajstcb: Thank you for your research. I will add this to the next revision of the Pickups/Rewards List FAQ (if I ever make one), and I will add you to the "Additional Credit" section.
If you want your name (or partial name) to appear, please email me according to the instructions in the FAQ, otherwise I'll use your login.